The average salary for an Early-Career Research Scientist at Stanford University is $66,129.
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Job Description for Research Scientist
A research scientist is a scientist who works primarily with gathering knowledge and understanding research. While many scientists are employed in applied scientific fields that involve development and design work, a research scientist typically can be found in academic settings or similar areas. Because these scientists are engaged in pure research work that may not have immediate application in the business or consumer world, they tend to rely on grants and funding from academic and charitable…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist
The top respondents for the job title Research Scientist are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Eurofins. Reported salaries are highest at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where the average pay is $141,540. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Johnson & Johnson, earning around $121,676 and $100,000, respectively. University of Washington (UW) pays the lowest at around $50,317. Eurofins and Pfizer, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,432 and $69,309, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist
An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,000 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,264 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,500 based on 4 salaries.
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